The Courage to Live: Kids, South Africa and AIDS
First Aired: December 1, 2003
Journalist Linda Ellerbee travels to South Africa to report on the AIDS virus, which causes more deaths there than in any other country on Earth, and its impact on children. In addition to facts and figures about the disease, there are profiles of kids who are affected by HIV. Included: a 15-year-old girl discusses being discriminated against; a boy whose mom is infected gives up his childhood to care for her; and a family adopts a sick baby.
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- Premiered: April 18, 1992
- Rating: TV-Y
- Premise: This superb newsmagazine geared to children reports on historic and current events, without talking down to viewers of any age. Covering such topics as AIDS, homelessness and presidential elections, the show has won Peabody, Parents' Choice and NEA awards,… (more)